Real Madrid & Barcelona eye progress in, Atletico fear exit — UEFA Champions League

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo ‘holds secret Paris Saint Germain talks

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo ‘holds secret Paris Saint Germain talks

The all-time leader for inclusions in the team is Cristiano Ronaldo with 11 (all of the last 10), while Lionel Messi sits second with 8 inclusions.

Liverpool were denied a chance to seal qualification after the squandered a three-goal lead to draw 3-3 at Sevilla.

Marcelo believes Real Madrid's 6-0 Champions League victory at APOEL Nicosia has 'regained a lot of the confidence' for his side.

But two minutes from the end, Raheem Sterling grabbed the winner, slotting home after a smart exchange of passes with Ilkay Gundogan. It was a stoppage-time goal in the group's other game that keeps Liverpool in its current standing. RB Leipzig could yet qualify ahead of Porto in second place after thrashing Monaco 4-1.

Yet Real's decision to rest him paid dividends last year with Ronaldo blitzing the likes of Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid and Juventus in the Champions League. Liverpool's last five games have now brought 16 goals, but just as striking was the club's defensive collapse.

This Liverpool, though, remains horribly fragile.

Wissam Ben Yedder scored in the 51st minute to hand Sevilla a lifeline before netting a penalty nine minutes later. The German club prematurely lost chances of an exit in the playoffs of the Champions League. This, sadly, is the reality of modern football.

Click through the mini-gallery above to see the best images of Ronaldo's record night.

Messi previously held the record in 2012, when he netted 13 Champions League goals in the calendar year, as pointed out by Bleacher Report. "Spurs" enough in the home game not to lose to APOEL. Within a minute, though, Naby Keita had made it 4-1 with a smart turn and shot.

Timo Werner scored two for Leipzig as Monaco, last year's semi-finalists, saw themselves eliminated. The two contenders for second are both level on seven points.

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Manchester City secured first place in Champions League Group F after Raheem Sterling's late strike snatched a 1-0 win over Feyenoord at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday.

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